The WEEK AHEAD: Aug. 13-19

Inside Track   The WEEK AHEAD: Aug. 13-19
 
There are only a few weeks of summer left, my fellow Playbillians! Take advantage of all the great summer theatre happenings this WEEK AHEAD — before it’s too late!


Gleeks in 3D… Stratford-upon-Avon-upon-Park Ave. plays its final performances… the music of Mozart… and calling all Evita mistresses!

Don't cry for me,
Blake

Saturday, August 13
The cast of WATCH? Attention all Gleeks! The hit Fox series “Glee” makes the jump from the small screen to the big screen with the new film “Glee Live! 3D!” The film will play movie theatres across the country for two weeks only. Starring Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer, Dianna Agron, Chord Overstreet and Darren Criss (who is set to take over for Daniel Radcliffe in the hit revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in January). (info)

Sunday, August 14
RSC's Courtyard TheatreLAST CHANCE? The Royal Shakespeare Company’s massive undertaking of recreating their Stratford-upon-Avon home inside New York’s Park Avenue Armory has been all the rage this summer. The famed theatre troupe has brought with them five acclaimed productions: Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale and As You Like It (which will close out the Festival). (Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave., btwn. 66th & 67th Sts., info/tickets)

Monday, August 15
Shannon EsperOPENING? Anna Kerrigan’s The Talls, part of Second Stage Theatre's Uptown Series, is a coming-of-age tale of a 17-year-old girl named Isabelle Clark (played by Shannon Esper) growing up in the 1970s. The whole Clark family makes an appearance as they try to help Isabelle deals with her “tall problems” of religion, politics and losing her virginity. (McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway, at 76th St., Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets)

Tuesday, August 16
David Garrison, Dan Butler, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Richard Masur and Julie HalstonOPENING? Tony nominee Charles Busch’s newest comedy about a fledgling actress named Olive (played by longtime Busch collaborator Julie Halston), who, along with a mysterious ghost in a mirror, hosts a hilarious Passover seder for her nosey neighbors. Directed by Mark Brokaw. (Through September 3, Primary Stages at 59E59 Theatres, 59 E. 59th St., info/tickets)

Wednesday, August 17
GO? Lincoln Center presents the Mostly Mozart Festival, a monthlong series of concerts, film screenings, dance presentations and more featuring (you guessed it) the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, along with other classical greats Stravinsky, Handel and Beethoven. The Fest will also include a production of Mozart’s classic opera, Don Giovanni. (Through August 27, Avery Fisher Hall, 132 W. 65th St., in Lincoln Center Plaza, info/tickets)

Thursday, August 18
Roger Allam WATCH? The London Globe’s acclaimed 2010 production of Henry IV Part 2, starring Olivier Award winner Roger Allam as Falstaff, will screen at movie theatres across the U.S. as a part of the "Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series." The series will conclude with a screening of Henry VIII on Sept. 15. (Click here for info/tickets at a theatre near you)

Friday, August 19
Elena Roger in EvitaAUDITION? The producers of the starry upcoming Broadway revival of Evita are hosting an open-call audition in search of company members to join stars Ricky Martin (Che), Elena Roger (Eva Perón) and Michael Cerveris (Juan Perón). The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical returns to Broadway in spring 2012. (2 PM-5 PM, Telsey + Company,?315 W. 43rd St., btwn. 8th & 9th Aves., info)

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